The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session will convene on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Check back here for updates on bills, upcoming events, and other information during legislative session.

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Learn more about how a bill becomes a law in Alabama, what you can do to influence the process, and how you can get through to your legislator in our "How To: Get Involved with the Alabama Legislature" guide

Upcoming Workshops and Lobby Days

  • February 19, 2019 at 5:30-7:30pm, Legislative Action Meeting with ACLU of Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery [Facebook]
  • February 19, 2019 at 6-7:20pm, Legislative Townhall with HRC and Equality Alabama in Montgomery [Facebook]
  • Februray 28, 2019 at 6:30-8:30pm, Legislative Action Meeting with ACLU of Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Tennessee Valley Progressive Alliance in Huntsville [Facebook]
  • March 19, 2019 at 9:30am-3pm, Legislative Day with Alabama Arise in Montgomery [Facebook]
  • March 21, 2019 at 5:30-7pm, 2019 State Legislative Update with League of Women Voters in Montgomery [Facebook]
  • April 2, 2019 at 10am-4pm, 2019 State Legislative Day with Faith in Action Alabama in Montgomery [Facebook]

Navigate the Alabama Legislature Website

Check the ALISON Database frequently, as bills are filed throughout session. On ALISON, you can search for a bill by committee, sponsor, status, subject, or keyword. 

Check the committee meeting calendar frequently, as it is updated regularly and sometimes suddenly. Committee meetings are always open to the public, but you are not allowed to speak unless there is a public hearing. The agenda will show whether there is a public hearing scheduled for a particular bill. Some meetings will have audio and/or video available through the website so you can listen from home. 

To request a public hearing, you must contact the committee clerk before the bill is scheduled on the committee's calendar. To find the clerk's contact information, scroll to the bottom of the page for the committee that the bill has been assigned to. PLEASE NOTE: If you request a public hearing, you MUST be in attendance or the committee may cancel the hearing. 

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Past Sessions

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Page last updated: February 14, 2019

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